PayPal appears to have had intermittent problems for most of today. It’s not unexpected on a Friday morning for eBay and PayPal to have a few glitches, it’s the time of week they run maintenance on the site. However twelve hours later PayPal still isn’t accessible, buyers can’t pay sellers, sellers can’t access their account to see which buyers have paid. It’s not just affecting eBay payments either – retailers that use PayPal on their website are also reporting failed payments.
eBay have now announced not once, but twice on the Canadian General Announcements Board that they’re aware of the problem and working to rectify it. Sadly the rest of the world is still in blissful ignorance wondering what’s going on.